After 20 Years USA Makes Peace with Taliban

After 20 Years USA Makes Peace with Taliban

In 1996, the Taliban implemented the strict Islamic Sharia Law in Afghanistan. They banned women from working, closed girls schools, movies, music was forbidden and all forms of entertainment were banned as well. As you all remember, Al-Qaeda under the Leadership of Osama Bin Laden planned the 9/11 attacks in the USA. Many Americans lost their lives in these attacks. Furious, US President George W Bush declared war on Afghanistan to catch and kill Osama Bin Laden. When Barack Obama became President, the war continued and Osama was assasinated. Even after all the terrorists were eliminated the war between the USA and Afghanistan continued for 20 years. 2,400 US soldiers have died. Thousands of Afghan soldiers, civilians and Taliban fighters have lost their lives. For 20 years now, the US has spent almost $1 Trillion which is around Rs 7 lakh crore to keep the war going. But now after 20 years of fighting, the US and Taliban have signed a peace agreement and stop the war. After intense discussions, a deal was signed to stop the violence and ensure there is peace. Zalmay Khalilzad and Afghan representative Mullah Baradar met to finalise the deal in Qatar’s capital Doha. Leaders from a number of countries, including India, Pakistan & Indonesia witnessed the signing of the peace deal. Afghanistan has promised that they will make sure there are no terrorist groups on their soil. If there is any threat to the USA, they will take action and ensure there is peace. Earlier the Taliban held a lot of power over the Afghan government. Taliban has promised to initiate a dialogue with the Afghan government and try to solve problems and work towards development. Once the Taliban fulfil all their promises mentioned in the deal, then the American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in 14-months. Once Afghanistan fulfills it’s promises, the USA will release 5,000 Taliban prisoners and the Taliban will release 1,000 US prisoners by March 10. During Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign in 2017, he made many promises for the development of USA. After he won the elections, he has fulfilled many promises. However the most important promise he made during his 2017 elections campaigns was to end the US-Afghan war that was using up so much of the country’s money. Now he has fulfilled his promise by way of the peace agreement. Now let’s see if Trump get relected.

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